FOUND IN: AUSTRIA, BRAZIL, CANADA, INDIA, RUSSIA, SOUTH KOREA, URUGUAY, USA AND ZAMBIA.
Amethyst is the violet variety of quartz and a complex interplay of iron and aluminum is responsible for the color which ranges from pale pinkish lavender to deep purple. The color can fade with exposure to light. It is the birthstone of February, and a symbol of heavenly understanding.
Called the “All-healer,” Amethyst is one of the most effective crystals for healing people, plants and animals. Natural unpolished Amethysts or geodes are particularly helpful placed where plants will not grow or animals refuse to sit. It also counteracts negative earth energies beneath buildings or anywhere that feels hostile.
Healing properties of amazonite
Amazonite helps balance the emotions and gives physical stamina.
Color: Violet with whitish stripes
Color of streak: White
Moh’s hardness: 7
Specific gravity: 2.65
Fracture: Conchoidal, brittle
Crystal system: Hexagonal (triagonal) compact
Chemical composition: SiO2 silicon dioxide
Refractive index: 1.54-1.55
Double refraction: -0.009
Pleochroism: Very weak; violet, gray-violet
Absorption spectrum: Not usable